Nexstar to expand local news operations

Nexstar Media Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. has announced the expansion of local news operations serving Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Some of the text reads: “The company plans to bring its two television stations currently serving the area, WDVM-TV (Ind) in Hagerstown, and WDCW-TV (CW) in Washington, D.C. (DMA #7), […]

WJCT launches local digital news operation, appoints new senior news editor

WJCT in Jacksonville, Florida, is launching a daily local digital news operation with the help of a $500,000 grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. In addition, the Florida Blue Foundation, VyStar Credit Union, the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida and individuals have committed funds, for a total in grants and pledges of over $1 […]

Facebook to fund diversity and entrepreneurship programs in local newsrooms

The Facebook Journalism Project is investing $5 million to support diversity and entrepreneurship programs at local newsrooms. A blog post from Jason White, director of news partnerships; Dorrine Mendoza, local news partnerships; and David Grant, Accelerator program manager, reads: “Local news organizations across America are doing tremendous work under extremely challenging conditions. As COVID-19 has […]

Sustainability Act to support local journalism

Amid pandemic disruptions, U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) and U. S. Rep. Dan Newhouse (R–WA) have come up with a bi-partisan proposal offering tax relief to small businesses, residents and local newspapers that meet the requirements. The program is designed as a tax credit for each to work together in support of keeping local journalism […]

Post and Courier to launch local digital news site in Greenville

The Post and Courier of Charleston is expanding into other parts of South Carolina at a time when the rest of the newspaper industry is contracting because of the economic ill-effects of the pandemic, reports Poynter. An industry leader among small-city newspapers, The Post and Courier of Charleston has announced that it will be launching […]

Newspaper staff shares why they are thankful this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a day to think about the things in life we are most grateful for. Here are a few stories by newspaper staffers as to why they are thankful this Thanksgiving. “I’m thankful for the intimacy of local journalism; that we live alongside the people we talk with and write about, and that the […]